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Product versions: BOE XI 3.1 and netweaver 7.x

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Main Contributors : Martha L, Stephane T, Anthony L, Erica L, David F G
With the help of Antonia R, Ferry L , Eliot G

Link to the main SP page Introduction, Chapter A and B : Integration of BOE XI3.1 into the SAP Enterprise Portal 7.x
Chapter C : Create BOEXI3.1 Integration Kit iView Template into SAP EP Portal
Chapter D : Create URL iview into the SAP EP portal
Chapter E : Integrate BOEXI3.1 into a KM Navigation into SAP EP portal
Chapter F : Creating Roles in SAP EP Portal and assigned them to Portal Users
Chapter G : Viewing BOEXi3.1 reports into SAP EP Portal
Scenarios and KM and iView possibilities : Scenarios and KM and iView possibilities
Webinar link and QA : Webinar and QA
Appendix : Chapter H, I, J, K, L, M : Appendix of the BOEXI3.1 Integration into the SAP EP


Chapitre E) BusinessObjects Enterprise in a Knowledge Management (KM) Navigation system

To implement your BOE system in a KM Navigation, you need the following :

The following process describes how to integrate the full BOE portal using the KM Navigation iView.


1) Import the BusinessObjects Repository Manager package

 To upload the BusinessObjects Repository Manager :

  1. Log onto the SAP Enterprise Portal.
  2. Navigate to System Administration > Support.
  3. Click Portal Runtime.

4. Click Administration Console.

5. Click Browse next to the Archive Uploader.

6. Select the Repository Manager archive file.

By default the file is located in the directory
<Install Dir/BusinessObjects/BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0/java/applications>.
The filename is BusinessObjectsKM.par. This file has been installed with the BOE SAP INTEGRATION .KIT

7. Click Upload

8. After a successful deployment of the portal archive file you will find an instance of the BusinessObjects Enterprise repository manager.

2) Configure the BusinessObjects Repository Manager package

1. Log onto the SAP Enterprise Portal system.
2. Navigate to System Administration > System Configuration.
3. Open the folder Knowledge Management.
4. Click Content Management.
5. Click Repository Managers.

6. Select the BusinessObjects Repository Manager
7. Click on New to create your BusinessObjects Repository.We filled the different boxes with our values:

Fill the different boxes:




View Name

The name used for the repository in Knowledge Management displays


A description of the repository


The repository filename prefix, which must start with a "/"

Repository Services

A list of possible services available from the SAP Enterprise portal.

CMS Host and Port

A list of system details

Dispatch URL

Details for the server and the port

Open Doc URL

Details for the OpenDoc  URL parameter

SAP Client

the Client number for the SAP system that is being used to identify the user
The SAP system needs to

  •          be configured in the BOE Security Plug-in
  •          accept SSO ticketstrusted with the SAP Portal

SAP System ID

The System ID for the SAP system that is being used to identify the user
The SAP system needs to

  •          be configured in the BOE Security Plug-in
  •          accept SSO ticketstrusted with the SAP Portal

The newly created repository manager should appear in the list of available repository managers after this step. You will see that in the next chapter.

3) Configure the KM Content Layout

In order to make BusinessObjects-specific properties and commands available, the layout set of your configured BusinessObjects Enterprise repository needs to be changed into the BusinessObjects specific layout, which is named BOBJELayout
1. Navigate to Content Administration > KM Content > KM Content.
2. Make sure that  your repository shows up (this is the name of your prefix, without the "/" sign)
3. In order to make BOE-specific properties and commands available, the layout set of your configured BOE repository should be changed into BOE-specific layout, which is named BOBJELayout, Click the context menu of the repository you configured and choose Details,

4. Select the menu Settings > Presentation .

5. Click Select Profile .

6. Select the option Layout Set .
7. From the layout Set list, select BOBJELayout.

8. Check the option box Apply Settings to All Subfolders
9. Check Use Settings for all iViews: the layout template will be inherited to all iViews that will show the KM Content.
10. Press the Save button

 Now you can see your BOE system in the portal SAP in the administration. As we want Portal User to have access to the BOE system, we are going to link the KM to an iView.

4) Link the KM navigation with an iView

This step is optional. The goal here is to get an extra tab with a re-direction to the Infoview (in fact to the Business Objects Repository) when the user connects to the SAP Portal. This will avoid the user to go to the Content Administration, then click on the KM Content and finally browse to his Business Objects Repository.
1. Go to Content Administration and click on Portal Content
2. Open the folder we created on chapter C1 or create a new Folder
3. Right click the folder and select New > iView. In the New iView template wizard select iView template and click Next

4. Select "KM Navigation iView"

5. Specify an iView Name and iView id and click Next. The iView name is the display name that appears in the Portal Catalog. The iView ID is a unique identifier registered in the Portal Content Directory; this ID appears within the portal administrator environment.

6. Ensure the option Open the object for editing is selected
7. Click OK
8. Set the Path to Initially Displayed Folder to your BO Repository (Chapter E2 in our case /boerep_SDN),

9. Click on Save and Close the newly created iView.

5) Add this iView to your Role

Follow the Chapter F1 (if you have not did it yet) than F2, and than F3.


6) Webinar Presentation on KM navigation



  1. Unknown User (a462j8u)

    Dear Mr Gonzalez,

    Thank you for this very useful information. I was able to integrate BOE XI3.1 into a KM iView without any problem. However I have 2 questions :

    1. When creating a KM Navigation iView and filling in the "Path to Initially Displayed Folder" parameter, the iView works perfectly well if the path is the root path (in your example "/boerep_SDN"). However, as soon as I want to give a deeper path, e.g. /boerep_SDN/a_subfolder , I get an error. Does it mean that we cannot give subfolders as initial paths ?
    2. When I create new folders in InfoView, those subfolders are not reflected in the KM iView. Why is that ? Is that a BO session issue ?

    Thanks & best regards,

    Jacques-Albert De Blasio

  2. Unknown User (fv9uy3e)

    Hi all,
    in order to follow this guide(, I have mapped Preferits folder using iView but I have an issue.... I have to wait 1 hours to
    see the "report" that I have previously saved on Preferits folder.
    There is any way to avoid this waste in time ?

    Best Regards,